SkillsFuture Study Award for Marine and Offshore Engineering Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The Marine and Offshore Engineering (M&OE) industry has been a key pillar of Singapore’s economy since its early days of industrialisation. The industry contributed 2% to Singapore’s GDP in 2014 and continues to provide good jobs for many Singaporeans. Despite uncertainties in the global economic environment, the long-term fundamentals for the industry remain solid. Growth in the M&OE industry will be supported by expected increases in offshore exploration as well as production spending by oil & gas companies.

Today, Singapore is one of the world’s premier ship repair and conversion hubs. We are a global leader in the offshore market, accounting for more than half of global jackup orders by value, and about two-thirds of the global floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion market. The M&OE industry comprises almost 1,200 companies, ranging from small and medium enterprises to large multinational corporations. These companies offer a wide range of attractive employment opportunities for about 25,000 locals. From manufacturing to R&D, there are pathways tailored for craftsmen, technicians and engineers.

Singapore’s ability to engineer and deliver highly complex M&OE products requires a talented local workforce that continually seeks to improve and upgrade amidst rapidly evolving business and technological trends.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the M&OE industry
  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying Masters programmes
  • Required to complete chosen programme
  • Required to incur out-of-pocket training-related expenses associated with the programme (i.e. must not be fully sponsored by company or other government agencies for all course fees and training-related expenses associated with the programme)
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award

Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers

Supported Courses

 Course Institution 
 MSc in Intellectual Property Management National University of Singapore1 
 MSc in Project Management
 MSc in Management of Technology
 MSc in Offshore Technology
 MSc in Systems Design and Management

1Only students from the Jan 2018, Aug 2018 and Jan 2019 intakes are eligible to apply.


Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

 1 Oct 2018 to 31 Dec 2018


Evaluation Process

 Evaluation of applications will take up to 8 weeks from the date of application. Kindly note that all applications are subject to EDB's assessment and only shortlisted applicants will be notified


Programme Contact 
MSc in Intellectual Property Management
MSc in Management of Technology
MSc in Systems Design and Management

Ms Mavis Chin

Phone: 6516 8502 

 MSc in Offshore Technology

Ms Cecilia Shanti Dewi

Phone: 6601 2681 

 MSc in Project Management

Ms Venessa Koh / Ms Chelvi

Phone: 6516 6634 / 6516 5150 



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